Angry Trump Baby blimp to fly over parliament during visit

The battle is on to select a Conservative candidate to oppose London mayor Sadiq Khan.   Getty

The battle is on to select a Conservative candidate to oppose London mayor Sadiq Khan. Getty

A Trump "angry baby" blimp has been approved by London's mayor Sadiq Khan to fly over the city during Trump's visit to the U.K.in mid-July.

Yesterday London Mayor Sadiq Khan granted permission to fly a giant "Baby Trump" balloon during the president's visit.

The balloon must be tethered to the ground from Parliament Square Gardens and can not fly higher than 98 feet, Sky News reported. The mayor's operations team met with the activists and gave them permission to use the square as a "grounding point", the outlet reports.

The plan is for the balloon to hover at a height of 30 meters (98 feet) from 9:30AM-11:30AM local time on Friday.

However, he said City Hall had "rediscovered its sense of humour - Trump Baby will fly".

The protesters' request to fly the balloon on July 13 originally was rejected by the mayor's office, which said it did not qualify as a protest.

"Plans to fly a giant inflatable figure depicting Donald Trump as a baby over London during the U.S. presidents visit have been approved".

As NPR's Laurel Wamsley reported previous year, "In January, Prime Minister Theresa May invited Trump for a state visit - an invitation that drew immediate criticism".

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Petition to start a "baby Bombs" was signed by more than 10,000 people to launch the campaign, overall, there was collected £ 16,000. Organised demonstrations will begin on Thursday evening with protests at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire and outside the USA ambassador's residence in London's Regent's Park, where some believe the Trumps will be staying, The Independent says.

"Donald Trump is a big, angry baby with a fragile ego and tiny hands", wrote Leo Murray, the man behind the balloon, on the projects Crowdfunder page.

The Greater London Authority agreed to the use of Trump Baby during the protests but put in place strict rules.

The balloon was created by "Trump Baby" and backed by 1,338 supporters on crowdfunder.co.uk.

Khan was highly critical of Trump's travel ban and then last spring, Trump berated (and misconstrued) Khan following the London terrorist attack that saw several killed and dozens injured.

The organizers will still need final approval from the Metropolitan Police and from British air traffic control before they can fly the balloon, however.

Mayor Khan himself is an outspoken opponent of President Trump, having spoken out against him during the presidential election campaign and publicly backed Hillary Clinton.

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